House rejects measure to continue US role in Libya

House rejected

The House refuses to vote President Barack Obama the ability for U.S. military operations against Libya on Friday but stopped short of cutting off money for the mission, a mixed message reminiscent of congressional disquiet on Vietnam and more recent wars.

In a repudiation of the commander in chief, the House voted overwhelmingly touching a resolution that would have favored letting the task continue for one year while barring U.S. ground forces, a decision the president said he would welcome.The vote was 295-123, with 70 Democrats abandoning Obama one day behind Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had completed a last-minute plea in a Capitol Hill meeting.

But shortly after that vote, the House turned back a Republican-led effort to cut off currency for military hostilities in the Libyan war. The vote was 238-180. The funding compute would have barred drone attack and airstrikes but allowed the United States to carry on actions in support of NATO.

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